The European Union (EU) will seek to keep the UK tied to the bloc’s restrictive fishing quota system during the proposed two-year Brexit ‘transition period’.
The UK should continue to be subjected to the widely despised European Common Fisheries Policy, Brussels diplomats and Brexit negotiators have agreed, according to The Guardian.
The policy gives European boats access to the UK’s territorial waters and places harsh restrictions on how many fish UK fishermen can take, sometimes forcing them to throw them overboard dead.
The claim comes two days after the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said he wanted to continue “cooperating” with the UK on fishing after Brexit, as well as other areas.
Meanwhile, the Dutch provinces of Flevoland and Overijssel predict a potential drop of 60 per cent in fishing business if they cannot access UK waters.
And so evidince that FFL was right on a transition being a Betrayal of Brexit comes out.When you adopt ALL EU law, and then ask the EU for a transition where you still obey ALL EU law you’ve conveniently adopted, of course we’ll still be welded in the CFP!https://t.co/edRhuM7eUt
— Fishing for Leave (@fishingforleave) January 11, 2018